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General News of Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Source: Medaase Masks

15-year-old student partners ministry of health to provide masks

Rudra Raj Singh and deputy health minister Dr Oko-Boye Rudra Raj Singh and deputy health minister Dr Oko-Boye

15-year-old student of the Lincoln Community School in Abelempke, Rudra Raj Singh is partnering the Ministry of Health to provide FDA approved face masks to Health professionals and people in deprived communities across the country. The project named "Medaase Masks" will see health workers at the Korle Bu and LEKMA hospitals receive free face masks to aid the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus even as they execute their duties. Medaase Masks has also affiliated themselves with Heritage Masks, who are a supplier of FDA approved masks in Ghana.

Presenting the first batch of masks to the Ministry of Health, the donor, Rudra Raj Singh noted the need for private support individuals to fight the Covid 19.

“We aim to provide FDA approved masks to both the Ghanaian medical staff and people in deprived communities. We believe that masks and other health equipment are essential in the battle against Covid 19. We believe that empowering the Ghanaian with masks could help fight the virus alongside approved hygienic procedures”

In accepting the masks, the Deputy Health Minister, Dr Oko-Boye was thankful for the kind gesture.

‘You don’t need sophisticated equipment to get people healthy but all you need is a good partnership that provides some of the basic things to protect people from the virus. Government can touch lives but private individuals are huge in numbers than government. I’m happy that as young as you are you are helping with such a project and I know many lives will be affected.’

Rudra Raj currently has donated 250 FDA approved masks to the Ministry of Health for disbursement and hopes to scale up production to other hospitals and communities in the country.

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